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Oni Chieftain

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Oni Chieftain

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Rinkah as an Oni Chieftain in Fates.

Hoshidan. A savage warrior who fights ferociously with clubs and scrolls.

Unit type(s)



Club, Scroll


Death Blow, Counter

The Oni Chieftain (Japanese: 修羅 Syura) is an advanced infantry class exclusive to Fire Emblem Fates. It is a Hoshido-aligned class which is one of two class change options for the Oni Savage. The Oni Chieftain adds scrolls to an arsenal that already included clubs, and has fearsome physical and magical defenses in addition to its high strength and respectable magic. As with their previous form, Oni Chieftains have mediocre skill, which makes it somewhat difficult to land attacks.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Fates 19 9 5 2 7 0 10 5 6 -- -- -- -- Axes/Clubs E Tomes/Scrolls E

Maximum stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 60 34 28 25 30 25 36 31 8 -- Axes/Clubs A Tomes/Scrolls B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Fates 10% 20% 15% 0% 10% 0% 20% 5% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Death Blow Learned from Level 5 and up.
Fates Counter Learned from Level 15 and up.

Class change


Base class Promotion method Advanced class
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Oni Savage
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 oni chieftain playable.gif
Oni Chieftain
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Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Notable playable Oni Chieftains

Playable Characters
Name Game
Kumagera Fates: Conquest
Playable Oni Chieftain units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Oni Chieftains

Enemy Units
Name Game
Kumagera Fates: Conquest
Enemy Oni Chieftain units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Fates Hoshidan. A savage warrior who fights
ferociously with clubs and scrolls.


  • The water gourd carried by Oni Chieftains appears as an accessory in My Castle.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Oni Chieftain --
Japanese 修羅 Officially romanized as Syura. Abbreviation of 阿修羅 ashura, the Japanese name for the Asura, the lowest rank of demigod in Buddhist cosmology. Asura are ogre-like entities which represent human passions and vices in their most dangerous form and are characterized as obsessed with their ego and desires to the point of violence. The Buddhist Asura were loosely derived from the Hindu deities of the same name, which were evil spirits. Asura are depicted as having three heads, which is partially reflected in the giant face on this class's chest plate.
Spanish Oni jefe Oni chief
French Chef Oni Oni chief
German Oni-Häuptling Oni-Chief
Italian Capotribù Oni Oni chieftain



See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWolfssegnerWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianBlight DragonClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGrandmasterGreat LordLancerLodestarLordMyrmidonNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSilent DragonSongstressVanguardWitch